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::: dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
::: catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
::: linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
::: tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: leonine - like a lion
::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company